How to Write a Thank You Note


There are many reasons for writing a thank you note. Thank you notes may be written after receiving a gift, help from a friend, for attendance at an important event, or for any other occasion where you feel it is necessary. A simple thank you note shows your appreciation, it will make the person you are thanking feel better, improve your image as a grateful person, and/or increase the likelihood the person you are thanking will help out again.

Thank You Note Writing
Thank you notes can be written on just about anything but writing it on something nicer than just plain white paper or through email will add to the value and presentation of your note. A thank you note that is hand written on a card will look more personalized and sincere than a note printed off the computer. Notes can either be mailed or given in person but the sooner it is done the better, usually within two weeks is a good time frame to use. Thank you notes are usually simple but thoughtful messages thank you write to express your gratitude. The following is a guideline that you can use when writing your thank you note.

Greetings
To start out the note, you should greet the recipient, e.g. "Hi Aunt Kelly!"

Thank them
You should mention the gift/service and express your appreciation for it, e.g. "Thanks for the new bike you bought me for my birthday, it's just what I wanted."

Mention something you liked.
Mention a specific detail about gift/service, e.g. "The color red fits the bike well! It is my favorite color."

Update them
Update the recipient on your life pertaining to the gift/service, e.g. "I plan on riding the bike around my neighborhood everyday right after school."

Add a personal note
Add a personal note to the recipient, it doesn't have to be very long or detailed, e.g. "I look forward to seeing you soon!"

Thank them again!
You can never say thank you too much, and since this is a thank you note it is a very appropriate place to do it, e.g. "Thanks again for the bike."

Closing
End the letter with a simple closing followed by your signature on the next line, e.g. "Love, (Line Break) Your Signature"

Notes & Tips
If you received money, don't mention the amount, you may want to write something along the lines of, "Thank you for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated."

Also see: Thank You Note Sample

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